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Century of Roseville history airs daily on local television

By: Gina Garbolino
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As we continue our year of centennial celebrations, each day you can catch a new episode of a memorable historic event in the “City of Roseville’s 100 Moments in History,” which airs daily on city of Roseville Television, COR-TV, (Comcast 14/Surewest 73) and on our Web site, Hosted by Olympic gold medalist and Roseville native Summer Sanders, who graciously donated her time and talent, the series began airing Jan. 1 and will run through the 100th day of the year, April 10, which is also the date of the city’s 100th anniversary. If your group, troop, organization or school would like to include a centennial theme as part of an annual event or a special event, let us know. We’ll include your event in a calendar that will be posted online, and it might be part of the city’s commemorative centennial edition of the Reflections newsletter, which will be published in March. Send an e-mail to Kelly Wickline at to let us know your centennial plans. We’re calling on the creative minds of Roseville’s third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders to give us a glimpse of what they think life in Roseville will be like in 2109, when the city will celebrate its bicentennial. Students have until Jan. 30 to submit their hand-written essay, and more details are available at Winners will be part of our centennial festivities in April. We hope you will join us for a series of centennial events from April 15-18, including: n Premiere of the city’s Rose Parade documentary 5:30 p.m., April 17, Magic Circle Theatre, 241 Vernon St. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our centennial float went from concept to reality, including the fun volunteers had, putting the final floral touches on it in the days leading up to the its debut in the Rose Parade. Shot by COR-TV staff, the documentary premiere is free to the public. n 100th Birthday Party, April 18, 3 p.m., Civic Center, 311 Vernon St.: 75th anniversary time capsule opening. Take a look back a quarter century to see what was buried in a time capsule in Saugstad Park. n 4 p.m., Magic Circle Theatre: Centennial documentary premiere. Featuring interviews, photos and video footage, the centennial documentary gives an overview of Roseville’s history and the kind of vision, planning and people that made the city what it is today. n 5 p.m., Civic Center: Book signing by Roseville historian Leonard M. “Duke” Davis. Roseville’s history book has been updated for its centennial year and author Duke Davis will autograph copies. n 6:30 p.m., Civic Center/Downtown: Then & Now photo exhibit. Join us for a visual walk through history, which showcases photos of Roseville landmarks. n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Earth Day, Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.: Earth Day 2009 is an opportunity to renew our commitment to protecting our environment for the next 100 years. More details will be announced soon.